What successful developers do differently?

The most successful developers work differentlyWhat are the things you will do differently as a developerThe most successful developers work differently. Some are born with natural talent, but others have worked incredibly hard at it. How? They prepare. They train. They constantly experiment and adapt. In this post I am going to show what they do differently and why it works. Talented, highly skilled people don’t take big risks, yet they still manage to accomplish big things. The key to improvement is making small, smart changes, evaluating the results, discarding what does not work, and further refining what does work from early product definition and scoping to detailed specification, implementation and roll-out phases. When you constantly modify and refine something you already do well, you can do it even better. More...

Required steps on LinkedIn

Required steps on Linked in profileLinkedIn can be used as a resource for finding jobs, as a tool of communication between members of a group or company, and as a way to develop and manage brand identity. Whether you are a small business owner or in charge of large corporation, a LinkedIn company profile can help bring more awareness to the product, service, or specialty that you are trying to promote. LinkedIn is loved by Google and if  you want to manage your search results, LinkedIn is your quickest and best bet. Apart from a few dummy profiles set up by headhunters to find new vacancies, everyone on LinkedIn are themselves. We have our real names, our real pictures and we’re listed under our real employer. It gives you the opportunity to connect with a company or a person within that company directly - like never before. It's important to keep all experience on LinkedIn and your CV, up to date. By creating a profile on LinkedIn, you will be able to expand your network of connections and communicate with industry professionals to achieve your personal goals, whether that is finding a new job or expanding your business by connecting with new clients. More...

Effective meetings are good for you and your career

Running effective meetings is a skill that takes knowledge and practice to develop. Running an effective meeting is more than sending out a notice that your team is to meet at a particular time and place. Effective meetings need structure and order. Without these elements they can go on forever and not accomplish a thing. With a solid objective in mind, a tight agenda, and a commitment to involving the meeting participants in the planning, preparation, and execution of the meeting, you are well on your way to chairing great meetings. Given the frustration most people feel when their time is wasted, gaining a reputation for running efficient and successful meetings is good for you and your career. More...

Visual Studio 2012

VS2012With Visual Studio 11, the 11 was the code name of the next release of Visual Studio. Today Microsoft believe this is the right time to disclose the official name – Visual Studio 2012. As part of RC Visual Studio team made numerous improvements to Visual Studio, including performance improvements across the board, updates to the UI based on customer feedback, and enhancements to existing features. Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2012, Team Foundation Server 2012, and .NET Framework 4.5 are ready. More...

Effective software product post mortem

Post Mortem is the feedback meeting at the end of a project, or the written report of that meeting.  Whoever ends up writing the post-mortem report will conclude that the proper course of action to prevent similar failures is to do whatever it is the author thinks everybody ought to be doing anyway. Sometimes you may think you've completed a software project, but you aren't truly finished until you've conducted a project postmortem. Most shops are far too busy rushing ahead to the next project to spend any time thinking about how they could improve and refine their software development process. And then they wonder why their new project suffers from all the same problems as their previous project. More...